DescriptionContinental Currency May 10, 1775 $20. The rarest of the Continentals, this note is of a different shape and design than any other of the 101 varieties of Continental notes. It's printed on thin, weak paper that was supplied by Benjamin Franklin, and it bears a multicolor anti-counterfeiting marbling stain at its left edge. This note is missing its right edge, along with small portions of the left-hand corners. What remains is substantially Fine or better, and the note is sewn back together in two places with Colonial homespun thread. In spite of its problems, the vignettes on both sides are perfect and attractive, and the note has a broader marbled area than many of the high-grade pieces we've seen. This piece is likely destined for professional restoration, and it will be a four-figure item if the job is well done.
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